Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of this position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
- Knowledge of administrative concepts and practices sufficient to allow incumbent to recognize and recommend changes in administrative policies and to devise and implement office practices and procedures that affect subordinate organizations.
- Knowledge of the Department of State's mission, and the mission of the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Has a substantive knowledge of all programs, and principal staff as well as administrative and clerical functions.
- Skill in managing the day-to-day office procedures. The ability to ensure all aspects of the operation of the office of the Assistant Secretary of State's office are appropriately performed with continuity and efficiency.
- Knowledge of duties, priorities, commitments and policies of the Assistant Secretary of State in order to perform non-routine assignments and fulfill social obligations.
-Knowledge of Foreign Service protocol regulations and intergovernmental relationships.
- Knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format and appropriate correspondence procedures.
- Skill in advising secretaries and/or Office Management Specialists concerning correspondence, administrative and protocol procedures.
- Must be qualified in office automation programs. Position requires a qualified typist.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your education (if applicable), experience, and training that is relevant to the duties of this position. If you are found minimally qualified for the job, your application package will be further evaluated to determine your possession of the critical knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics of this announcement. Your responses to the job specific self-assessment questionnaire will be validated against your resume to determine if you meet the qualification requirements for this position. Your resume must provide enough detail to fully support your answers to the questionnaire. Applicants found to be among the top candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, a score will manually be determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lowered score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics and must be supported by information in your resume:
Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100. ICTAP/CTAP candidates must be rated well-qualified for the position. To be considered well-qualified, applicants must earn a score of 85 (when applicants are rated in a range of 70 to 100) in accordance with the specific rating and ranking process developed for this position.
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and in order to fully evaluate your application it must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf. Your resume must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. You may receive credit for unpaid or volunteer experience on the same basis as paid experience, provided it is directly related to this job. To receive proper credit, you resume must include: (1) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to the position; (2) examples of the specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work for each job listed; (3) actual time spent in such activities (percentage of time worked in each position); (4) beginning and ending dates of employment (dates must be listed with both month and year for qualifying purposes); (5) frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.); (6) number of hours worked; and (7) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). This information must be clearly identified in your resume. For tips on writing your resume, please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/resumeandapplicationtips.asp#icc
Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement.
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